Seaside is a vacation destination dating back to the 1870s and is Oregon’s first seashore resort community. Seaside has maintained its legacy as one of the most popular year-round family destinations on the Coast. Spanning the Necanicum River, Seaside’s Broadway Street features unique restaurants, pubs, and cafes and ends at the Lewis and Clark Turnaround, and the beachfront Promenade. Down on the beach, tourists and locals alike enjoy kayaking, hiking, razor clamming, and kite flying. Seaside hosts an annual 4th of July celebration, including a parade, carnival, and beach fireworks that bring visitors from all over the country.
Currently, the city of Seaside does not have a cap on the number of short term rentals that can be available, however it does regulate short-term rentals based upon the location of the home. The City of Seaside requires all owners of Vacation Rental Dwellings (VRDs) to go through a land use application process to use their homes as a short term rental (rentals less than 30 days). Not all homes in Seaside will qualify to be used as a VRD. The policies set by the Seaside Planning Commission, the Seaside City Council, and the Seaside Zoning Ordinance determine the eligibility requirements for properties within the City of Seaside boundary. For more information on this, click here
Seaside sits on mostly flat land along the Oregon Coast between Tillamook Head to the south, and Gearhart beaches to the north. Residents experience partly cloudy, comfortable summers and cold, wet winters. Over the course of the year, Seaside sees approximately 91 inches of rain and 128 days of sun. The temperature in the city usually ranges between 38 F and 67 F. Based on the weather conditions, the best time to visit Seaside for tourism and other outdoor activities is between early July and early September.
The city of Seaside is one of the coastal communities actively at work to be tsunami-prepared. It has several mitigation plans that extend city- and statewide. The City of Seaside has dedicated evacuation routes, sirens, and a Tsunami Supply Barrel Program. For more information about tsunami readiness, please click here